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Baldwin Park Police Department (BPPD) said Friday that they know the identity of the suspect who eluded capture after being part of a shootout involving agents of the police force. To date, the suspect remains at large.
Lt. David Reynoso, BPPD spokesman, told Patch that a "positive identification" was acquired, but did not reveal the name publicly.
Last Wednesday, local police shot a person who allegedly was using narcotics on the street, after the suspect pointed a firearm at officers.
The incident was reported around 11:00 am near the 4400 block of Merced Avenue near the corner of Los Angeles St., according to authorities.
Reynoso said that at least one shot was fired by the two agents, which did not hit the suspect. He apparently did not shoot at the agents.
After the shooting, the subject ran into an apartment complex.
An intense search that included a helicopter, SWAT team, and trained dogs failed to find the subject, after nearly six hours.
However, authorities are confident that an arrest will be made soon due to having the suspect's identity, said Reynoso.
Authorities declined to say whether this was a documented gang member from the area, or to share any other details.